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Heat causes road to buckle

By Chris Sardelli

INDIAN LAND – Sherri Wright spent most of a day last week attempting to fix a road problem near her home.


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Lee Williams one of the few shoe repairmen in the area

Keeping a dying trade alive

By Jenny Arnold

It’s about as hot inside Elliott’s Shoe Repair and Sales on Main Street as it is outside.


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Annual Unity event is Saturday

By Jesef Williams

An evening of fun and fellowship awaits you Saturday at the 14th annual Unity in the Community Festival.

The event, sponsored by the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, is from 5 to 9 p.m. at Main and Gay streets in downtown Lancaster.

There’s no charge to attend or take part in any of the activities, which will include face painting, games and prizes.

Choirs and praise dancers are some of the entertainers on tap.


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Workshop aims to help residents with finances

By Chris Sardelli

Elaine Adkins worries how Lancaster County residents are managing in the bad economy.

Adkins, executive director of HOPE in Lancaster, said the number of unemployed residents coming to her group for help continues to increase. HOPE is a local organization that provides food and help with utility bills for local families.

With unemployment benefit extensions running out, Adkins has seen more and more people struggling to manage their households.


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Chester County sheriff uses Facebook as a tool

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CHESTER – Social networking Web site Facebook began in February 2004 as a tool for college students to meet new friends while keeping in touch with old ones.

In its initial stage, users were required to have an e-mail address ending with .edu to prove their student status. Since then, Facebook has garnered much praise, and some criticism, for changing the way that people communicate.


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Right now, no one knows the answer

What will it cost to repair jail building?

By Jenny Arnold

A machine compacting asphalt on West Gay Street recently shook the old Lancaster County jail so badly that objects fell off shelves in the offices inside.


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Reaching rebellious youth focus of community forum

What to do about violence?

By Jenny Arnold

There wasn’t a large crowd, but that didn’t matter to Lancaster City Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris.


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Lancaster Area Ride Service a success

By Chris Sardelli

Since its debut less than a year ago, the Lancaster Area Ride Service has more than doubled its ridership.

Operated by the Lancaster County Council on Aging, LARS transports non-Medicaid recipients to appointments with licensed physicians and other providers in Lancaster County and beyond. In a report to the county, Council on Aging executive director Sally Sherrin said ridership has dramatically increased since the service debuted last October.


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Mayor Shaw: Lancaster has many bright spots

By Jesef Williams

Despite increased unemployment and a recent string of crime, Joe Shaw says there are a lot of things to be proud of in the city of Lancaster.


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Rotary Club celebrating its 70th anniversary here

By Nita Brown

Many worthy local clubs have come and gone, but the Lancaster Rotary Club has real staying power.

Chartered on June 26, 1940, the club marks its 70th anniversary this year with a celebration on Thursday at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club.


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